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From Rick Hillegas <rick.hille...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: User Defined Function and defaults
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:57:25 GMT
On 10/31/12 7:49 AM, Matthew Abbott wrote:
> I'm writing a User Defined Function in java for use in my derby db,
> and I am looking for syntax on how to make some of the arguments
> optional.  In my java I have overloaded methods depending on what you
> pass to it, but have not found  an example on creating optional
> arguments in a CREATE FUNCTION sql call that points to my java class.
>
> Can anyone shed some light on this for me?  I don't know where to
> search if this question has already been asked on this mailing list,
> so my apologies if this has been asked before.
>
> Thank you!
>
> -Matthew
>
Hi Matthew,

You might be interested in the proposal at the end of the discussion on 
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3069. What's being proposed 
there is a way to bind a function/procedure to a static Java method with 
trailing varargs. Note that what is being proposed is a Derby extension 
which would not be portable to other databases. However, if the 
extension turns out to be useful for a lot of people, that will give us 
an argument for taking this proposal to the SQL committee for inclusion 
in a future rev of the SQL Standard. I hope to attach a detailed 
functional spec to DERBY-3069 soon. Would the proposal on DERBY-3069 
satisfy your requirement? Would trailing varargs satisfy your need for 
optional arguments?

Thanks,
-Rick

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